Morning and afternoon large group “messages” for students to complete and for the sub teacher to use as “get acquainted” and “end of day wrap up” meetings. Each message should take from 30 to 45 minutes of class time.
Fiction and Non-Fiction Reader Response papers for students to write after they have read independently for 30 (or more) minutes. Students will record what they learned about plot, characters, setting, and new words, whether they read a chapter of the book or the entire book. Non-fiction readers will record facts and new words learned.These reader response papers provide the opportunity for small group or large group sharing upon completion.
Social Studies and writing are combined in a study of CIVIL RIGHTS. Students will explore the meanings of Civil Rights. They will read about Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King. They will imagine what would happen if these three leaders hadn’t contributed to the Civil Rights Movement. They will explore individual differences and similarities within their own classroom. They will put together a timeline of major Civil Rights Events.
The math activity will be a “Civil Rights” board game. They will advance through the board walk by computing multiplication, division (with remainders), and addition of fractions (unlike denominators)(or substitute your own computations to fit the needs of your class) as they respond to questions related to the Civil Rights Movement.
They will put new vocabulary words in alphabetical order; find dictionary definitions and generate own sentences; play vocabulary games to extend comprehension.
2/3/13 - Added 5th Grade skills builder page to practice grade level math and language arts skills.
As always, these sub lesson plans include an activities "grid" to briefly explain each activity,suggested variations, supplies needed, and Common Core Standards applied; "notes to the sub" and "notes from the sub" forms.
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